mangosteen tree
Mangosteen Man"go*steen, Mangostan Man"go*stan, mangosteen tree mangosteen tree . [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus {Garcinia} ({Garcinia Mangostana}) with thick leathery leaves. The tree grows to the height of eighteen feet, and bears fruit also called {mangosteen}, of the size of a small apple, the pulp of which is very delicious food. [1913 Webster]

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  • mangosteen tree — noun East Indian tree with thick leathery leaves and edible fruit • Syn: ↑mangosteen, ↑Garcinia mangostana • Hypernyms: ↑fruit tree • Member Holonyms: ↑Garcinia, ↑genus Garcinia …   Useful english dictionary

  • Mangosteen — Man go*steen, Mangostan Man go*stan, mangosteen tree mangosteen tree . [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus {Garcinia} ({Garcinia Mangostana}) with thick leathery leaves. The tree grows to the height of eighteen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mangosteen — Man go*steen, Mangostan Man go*stan, mangosteen tree mangosteen tree . [Malay mangusta, mangis.] (Bot.) A tree of the East Indies of the genus {Garcinia} ({Garcinia Mangostana}) with thick leathery leaves. The tree grows to the height of eighteen …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • mangosteen — /mang geuh steen /, n. 1. the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree, Garcinia mangostana. 2. the tree itself. [1590 1600; earlier mangostan < D < Malay manggis(h)utan (dial. manggista) a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen + hutan… …   Universalium

  • Tree — /tree/, n. Sir Herbert Beerbohm /bear bohm/, (Herbert Beerbohm), 1853 1917, English actor and theater manager; brother of Max Beerbohm. * * * I Woody perennial plant. Most trees have a single self supporting trunk containing woody tissues, and in …   Universalium

  • mangosteen — [maŋ′gə stēn΄] n. [Malay mangustan] 1. an edible East Indian fruit somewhat like an orange, with a thick, reddish brown rind and sweet, white, juicy, segmented pulp 2. the tree (Garcinia mangostana) of the Saint John s wort family, on which it… …   English World dictionary

  • Mangosteen — Taxobox name = Mangosteen image width = 250px image caption = Mangosteen fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Clusiaceae genus = Garcinia species = G. mangostana binomial = Garcinia… …   Wikipedia

  • mangosteen — man•go•steen [[t]ˈmæŋ gəˌstin[/t]] n. 1) pln the juicy, edible fruit of an East Indian tree Garcinia mangostana[/ex] 2) pln the tree itself • Etymology: 1590–1600; < D < Malay manggis(h) utan a variety of mangosteen (manggis mangosteen… …   From formal English to slang

  • tree — treelike, adj. /tree/, n., v., treed, treeing. n. 1. a plant having a permanently woody main stem or trunk, ordinarily growing to a considerable height, and usually developing branches at some distance from the ground. 2. any of various shrubs,… …   Universalium

  • mangosteen — /ˈmæŋgəstin/ (say mangguhsteen) noun 1. the juicy edible fruit of a tropical Asian resin yielding tree, Garcinia mangostana. 2. the tree itself. {Malay mangustan} …   Australian English dictionary

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